‘Survivor 41’ Contestant Evvie Jagoda Really Wanted an All-Female Alliance

by Kati Michelle
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Strategy is important in any game, but especially in the hit “Survivor” series where contestants are competing for one fat stack. One of the simplest strategies that exists is obviously the idea of forming alliances. However, keeping loyalty on a show like “Survivor” is really freaking tough because as the season dwindles down, the stakes just keep getting higher.

The past few weeks have been filled with several disappointing eliminations like Segal and Seely. And both have been quite vocal about their feelings regarding such. Evvie Jagoda also got the boot this past episode but doesn’t seem to carry any hard feelings. Instead, she wishes she could have stayed long enough on “Survivor 41” to see an all-female alliance.

Did They Pitch an All-Women’s Alliance From the Beginning?

In talking to Entertainment Weekly, Evvie Jagoda answered whether or not they were planning for an all-women’s alliance all along. She says that there was never a moment when it wasn’t on her mind and offered this lengthy quote:

“Oh, absolutely,” they start. “One of the first conversations I had at the merge was with Shan. Me and Shan were very much on the same page — let’s do a women’s thing, let’s get a Luvu out. That was definitely the vibe. But the merge was crazy. You have women and men, you’ve got the Black alliance forming, you’ve got Luvu versus Yase. There were so many things going on, and it was so fluid and jumbled up. And then when that hourglass twist came in, it just made a really stark division where it was just like oh, okay, it’s Yase versus everyone else.”

Evvie Jagoda says this was perhaps the most disappointing part of the season.

“Which was kind of unfortunate, but actually on the day I got voted out in the morning, they showed Deshawn coming to me, but also Liana and Shan had a conversation with me and they were like, ‘Let’s do the women’s thing again. We don’t want to go to the end with Deshawn and Danny. Let’s get this back together.’ And I was like, ‘Hell yeah!’ So it was definitely always floating around.”

What’s Next for “Survivor’s” Evvie Jagoda?

Upon entering “Survivor 41,” Evvie Jagoda still found themselves in school in a Ph.D. program at Harvard. Now as a castaway, she shared the huge moment she earned her degree with supporters on Instagram. I guess that means it’s Dr. Jagoda from here on out.

Check it out:

Jagoda’s bio for the show still reads “I’m also relentlessly optimistic and will not ever
give up or count myself out.” And honestly? That’s a winning attitude.